Elevating Lives

The social work profession embodies and enacts the highest and most humane of all ideals: the promotion of human compassion and advancement of social justice, especially in partnership with and on behalf of those most marginalized and vulnerable. It is driven by powerful intentions, a human touch, and is rooted in theory, knowledge, experience, data, and evidence.

At NYU Silver, we uphold and promote the core values enumerated in the National Association of Social Workers code of ethics: service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. We intensively educate our students, nurturing in them rigorous professionalism and imparting skills that equip them to promote deeper growth for those they serve, and to spark authentic, enduring change in our complex world.


Empowering immigrant families to change the trajectory of their children’s lives



Advocating for education not incarceration


Helping young adults with mental and behavioral health challenges navigate a new path to independence


Fostering refugees’ resilience through collective psychosocial support

Program Development

Translating bedside need into innovation for pediatric cancer patients and their families


Promoting father-son communication to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections